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Chennai in Lonely Planet 2015 list of top 10 cities to visit

The list is topped by Singapore with Namibia and Lithuania occupying the second and the third spot respectively

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for killing girlfriend

Both the prosecution and the defence have the right to appeal against the verdict

Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na ...

Now, get ready for 'Made in China' weddings

The Chinese govt is also planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians

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Is it a car? Is it a plane? It's the world's first flying car!

The AeroMobil is all set to be unveiled on Wednesday, and it could change the way you travel

The curtain goes up

Theatre enthusiasts in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata can look forward to a wide range of plays and theatre festivals this season

Is it beer that you're looking for?

A day-long craft beer festival brings to Mumbai rare, imported and homegrown beers along with food, music and conversation

Keeping Ebola out

India has so far succeeded in staving off the deadly virus that has claimed over 4,500 lives abroad. The authors look at how the country is ...

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Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

Your fashion has a star-sign

The zodiac is now dictating your hair colour, shoe style and even the ingredients in your meal

Designer Vaishali Shadangule gives old India a new look

Designer Vaishali Shadangule uses traditional weaves and textiles in Western and contemporary dresses

My Life My Style: Lisa Ray

'Yoga travels well'

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Book Review: Half Girlfriend is half inane, half caricature

A review of Chetan Bhagat's latest novel

The contradictory Hindustani

Iqbal's contradictions and complications make him very human and interesting. Still, few in India have bothered to explore his life, work and ...

Google's smart creatives

Remember Google Books, the grand project to digitise all the books on earth? It began in 2002 when Co-Founder Larry Page was wondering if it was ...

Two puppets and a marionette

In Nehru and Bose, Rudrangshu Mukherjee points out that both were manipulated by Gandhiji who preferred Nehru. The difference, he says, is that ...

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Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain: Is Swachh Bharat repeating mistakes of the past?
Sreenivasan Jain

India's proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past

Nilanjana S Roy

Nilanjana S Roy: Dying well
Nilanjana S Roy

Mahinder Watsa, Ho Kuo-chao and Diana Athill don't know this, but they're my secret role models for how to live a good life.Dr Watsa, about 91, ...

Kishore Singh

Rare treasures for the aam aadmi
Kishore Singh

Collectors are not averse to sharing their collections with people, and places of heavy traffic with adequate security, such as airports, would ...

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Books by football legends make for a literary kick-off

The literary season in football is here with Luis Suarez, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand discussing their controversial careers

Chess (#1119)

The Open section of the World Juniors saw a tight finish. Lu Shanglei took the title with a last-round win

'Football is all they have'

Since 2012, the women's national football team from Haiti has spent six months a year training near the regional airport in South Bend, Indiana, ...

Chess (#1118)

Perfectionist that he is, Fabiano Caruana wasn't happy even though he shared first place with Boris Gelfand in Baku. The co-winners scored 6.5 ...

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Locking horns at the top

Apart from being the only all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle in the entry-level luxury segment, the new Audi Q3 Dynamic also has adjustable ...

Three cheers

The top three hatchbacks in the market - the Fiat Punto Evo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo - go through their paces. The author finds ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA: Cute sports utility vehicle

It's in the looks department that Mercedes-Benz's new compact sports utility vehicle, the GLA, scores over its competition in the luxury segment

City's got a rival

Maruti Suzuki's new sedan, the Ciaz, does not have a bold design line or the peppiness that enthusiasts may be looking for, but it addresses the ...

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Harit Nagpal

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Meena Ganesh & K Ganesh

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Lunch with BS: Neel Mukherjee

The Booker shortlisted author talks about its impact on his life and the authors he admires the most over a traditional Bengali meal

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...